The Beurs van Berlage--page 2 (of two pages)

Hendrik Petrus Berlage
1896-1903




The long west side along Damrak, heading to Central Station; heading to Dam Square

 

Boxy shape, repeated bays with dormers, and some restrained decorative masonry

 

Entrance near the south end

 

Monumental entrance in center of long west side; relief by Lambertus Zijl, the title of which is sometimes translated as "Traffic" which depicts figures from various continents with means of transport from ancient types like elephants, camels, and horses, to sailing ships.

 

Details of monumental entrance in center of long west side

 

Details of monumental entrance in center of long west side

 

Entrance just to the north of the monumental center entrance; stone details with brick work

 

Views from the northwest with the short asymmetrical north end

 

Northwest corner with figural sculpture of Jan Pieterzoon Coen, an important figure in the 17th century in the Dutch East Indian Company--another of Amsterdam's great heroes



 

Northernmost entrance on the west side



Works Cited or Consulted: Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to the Netherlands 1900-2000. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2006.


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